4 reasons the Dallas Cowboys will beat the Detroit Lions in Week 7

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After a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6, the Dallas Cowboys return to AT&T Stadium where they welcome the Detroit Lions for a Week 7 showdown. Dallas (4-2) will host the Lions (1-4) who are fresh off a bye week, where they were licking their wounds following a 29-0 shutout in Week 5 against New England.

Even though their record is bad, as was their last outing, the Lions have been tough to beat this season. They’ve been pouring on the points but their defense has been an issue.

While the Cowboys can’t take them lightly, they should be able to win this one, and here are four reasons to believe they can.

4 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Lions in Week 7

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4. Dallas defense has something to prove

For five weeks, the Cowboys’ defense was completely dominant. Then, in Week 6 on Sunday Night Football, they had their worst outing of the season.

They fell victim to the Eagles who are amazing in the second quarter as they surrendered 20 points during those 15 minutes. Not everything was bad since they gave up just six points in the other 45 minutes, but the damage was already done.

While they shouldn’t hang their heads since it was the only time they gave up at least 20 this year, they’ll surely still feel like they have something to prove. Dan Quinn even said he and the squad are “pissed” about their performance. That’s bad news for the Lions, who were shut out in Week 5 before heading to the bye in Week 6.

Even with a week off, it’s hard to see the players they have truly threatening this Dallas defense, especially if they feel like they need to prove themselves once again.